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Samsung WB50F vs Sony DSC-W830

Samsung WB50F vs Sony DSC-W830

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Samsung WB50F
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Samsung WB50F is 3.1 minimum aperture. That's 0.2 smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (3.3). Read more

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

31% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 288mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 88mm longer than the Sony DSC-W830 (200mmmm). Read more

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camera is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

1mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Samsung WB50F is 24mmmm minimum focal length, but the Sony DSC-W830 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer). Read more

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camera can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

3MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Samsung WB50F has an internal memory of 30MBMB, however the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 27MBMB internal memory digital camera (3MB smaller). Read more

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

Moderately larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a display diagonal of 3"", however the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 2.7"" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

230 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 230,400 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels lower). Read more

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

6 Reasons For
20% higher megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a megapixels of 20.1MPMP, however the Samsung WB50F is only a 16.2MPMP digital camera (3.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

62x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a digital zoom of 64xx, but the Samsung WB50F is only a 2xx digital zoom digital camera (62x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 104gg digital camera. That's 53g lighter than the Samsung WB50F (104gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

$113 cheaper
The Sony DSC-W830 costs $70.85, whereas the Samsung WB50F is $183.99.
Available from 5 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
User reviews are better
The Sony DSC-W830 has an average user review score of 90%, but the Samsung WB50F has an average rating of 84% (based on 16 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
25% lower megapixels Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a megapixels of 16.2MPMP, however the Sony DSC-W830 is a 20.1MPMP digital camera (3.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Hugely smaller digital zoom Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a digital zoom of 2xx, but the Sony DSC-W830 is a 64xx digital zoom digital camera (62x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

34% heavier Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 157gg digital camera. That's 53g heavier than the Sony DSC-W830 (104gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

$113 more expensive
The Samsung WB50F is more expensive than the Sony DSC-W830 by $113.14.
Not as many stockists
Only 7 shops sells the Samsung WB50F, however 12 retailers sell the Sony DSC-W830. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Lower user review Score
The Samsung WB50F has an average user rating of 84%, but the Sony DSC-W830 has an average user rating of 90% (based on 1,636 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
7% larger minimum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-W830 is 3.3 minimum aperture. That's 0.2 larger than the Samsung WB50F (3.3). Read more

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 200mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 88mm shorter than the Samsung WB50F (200mmmm). Read more

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camera is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

Slightly longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-W830 is 25mmmm minimum focal length, but the Samsung WB50F is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter). Read more

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camera can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

12% smaller internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has an internal memory of 27MBMB, however the Samsung WB50F is a 30MBMB internal memory digital camera (3MB bigger). Read more

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

12% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a display diagonal of 2.7"", however the Samsung WB50F is a 3"" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

230 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a display resolution of 230,400 pixels pixels, whereas the Samsung WB50F is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels higher). Read more

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Five months older
The Sony DSC-W830 is older than the Samsung WB50F by five months.

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

39 months Ago 44 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact
 compact
Megapixels
16.2MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Sensor Size
1" 1"
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 2896
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 2896
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 GIF
 JPG
 GIF
Total Megapixels
16.6MP 20.5MP
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x 64x
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.1
BEST
3.3
Maximum Aperture Number
6.3 6.3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
288mm
BEST
200mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
24x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.8m
BEST
0.05m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
2.5m
BEST
1.5m

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80/100/200/400/800/1600
 Auto
 80/100/200/400/800/1600
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program
 Program AE
 Program

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
8s
BEST
2s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Recharging Time
5s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL N
 NTSC
 NTSC/PAL
 PAL/NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 PAL N
 NTSC
 NTSC/PAL
 PAL/NTSC
HD Type
 HD
 HD

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 AAC++

Memory

Internal Memory
30MB
BEST
27MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 microSD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 microSD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 custom m
 cus
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 custom m
 cus
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Mo
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Mo
Photo Effects
 Skin tones
 Skin
 Skin tones
 Skin
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Thumbnail
 Single
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Thumbnail
 Single
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Pet
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Pet
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DE
 EN
 ES
 FI
 FR
 IT
 NO
 RU
 SE
 R
 I
 SP
 SW
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DE
 EN
 ES
 FI
 FR
 IT
 NO
 RU
 SE
 R
 I
 SP
 SW

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
157g 104g
BEST
Height
68mm 52.5mm
Depth
27mm 22.5mm
Width
101mm 93.1mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 120g

Battery

Power Source Type
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
BEST
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.4h
Battery Life
210 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
5V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM
256MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space
110MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST

Other Features

Camera Shutter Speed

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Silent Shooting

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